Images from around the world: 12 February
More and more smartwatches are coming onto the market, but will they find a market?
Two Gloucester mothers are given a suspended sentence after admitting abandoning their young children for 12 hours so they could go out and party.
The Pakistani army reveals that 27 militants were involved in December's school massacre in Peshawar, six of whom are still being hunted.
A homeless man is being treated in hospital after being severely burned in a deliberate act, police say.
Apple outlaws the practice of bonded labour, where new recruits are charged a fee before they start working.
A former head master "obsessed with spanking" is found guilty of sex attacks at a Norfolk school.
Both government and private websites fell victim to a distributed denial of service attack on Tuesday, the Dutch authorities say.
Tory donor Lord Fink accuses Ed Miliband of backing down in a feud over tax avoidance but says the definition of the term is so broad "everyone does it".
The funerals of three Muslims shot dead in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, will be held in the neighbouring town of Raleigh on Thursday.
Manchester United sees its revenue fall by 12.2% to £194.4m for the six months to the end of December.
Belgium midfielder Eden Hazard signs a new five-and-a-half year deal with Premier League leaders Chelsea.
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More than 60 jobs are at risk following an announcement a factory in at Holywell, Flintshire, which provides chemical development services could close.
One in five serious sexual assaults is carried out on someone who is asleep or unconscious, and one in 10 victims report being choked, official analysis suggests.
The English National Opera (ENO) is dropped from the Arts Council's national portfolio of organisations for 2015-18 and placed "under special funding arrangements".
As details emerge of a ceasefire agreed in eastern Ukraine, the BBC's Bridget Kendall gauges the mood in Moscow amid growing economic hardship.
Carbon dioxide escaping from the depths of the ocean heralded the end of the last Ice Age, a study suggests.
A grieving mother from Swansea says losing her "wonderful son" in a crash in Bath is devastating.